The Sony Xperia S smartphone was launched less than one year ago at MWC in Barcelona and was back then Sony’s top of the range handset.
It can now be purchased for as little as £10.50 per month on a two year contract from Tesco Phone Shop on O2, that’s a total cost of ownership of £252. The package includes 50 minutes, unlimited texts and 100MB data bolt-on which would be adequate only for very light users.
Note that the Telefonica-owned mobile phone operator will unlock the phone for free for you on demand and that O2 Pay Monthly tariff prices will rise from 28 February 2013.
The phone comes with a dual-core Qualcomm Snapdragon MSM8260A SoC clocked at 1.5GHz with 1GB of RAM, 32GB onboard storage but no microSD card slot, a 4.3in 1,280x720 Reality Display with Mobile BRAVIA Engine, a 12-megapixel camera, Playstation Certification, a HDMI port, NFC, a front facing camera and Android 2.3 Gingerbread (upgradable to Android 4.0 ICS).